Hattem, Hanseatic city on the Veluwe
“There lies a city on the river IJssel, on the edge of heather and wood, it is surrounded still by moats, and walls are covered with moss”
The Hattem City Song was lustily sung many times in 1999. No wonder: for the small town existed for 700 years and people wanted to show it off! The Hattem people were and are proud of their city and they have good reason to be proud. The former fortress is located beautifully on the foothold of the Veluwe massif.
From the old city centre the broad-leaved and coniferous forest of the country estate of Molecaten is no further away then a ten-minute stroll. Anyone looking for more space turns his steps the other way, towards the river IJssel.
The flora and fauna of the washlands on the Homoet attract numerous nature lovers every year. But do not set out into nature without having visited the small but extremely charming town centre first.
|Historich Shopping Centre|
In the centre of Hattem you will encounter More than 75 delightful and unique little shops varieted in selection, and friendly outdoor cafés.Just take a look at the shopping plan.
Parking your car in Hattem is free. In the centre the use of a parking disc is required: max. 1 h. in streets and max. 2 h. in the underground parking garage.